Sexual and Physical Abuse Treatment

Sexual and physical abuse traumatizes people, most particularly young people. But trauma does not have to destroy a life, nor does it have to define a person. In our abuse treatment program, Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) helps transform and heal lives that may have been damaged due to trauma resulting from sexual or physical abuse. The goal of this service is to provide sexual/physical abuse treatment services for child victims and their families, reduce the trauma surrounding the abuse, and prevent the recurrence of sexual/physical abuse.

Children ages 3 through 17, their siblings and their non-offending caregivers receive needed help through the LSF abuse treatment service. All referrals must have been reported to law enforcement or the Department of Children and Families.

Professional, caring, certified, Master’s level therapists with specialized sexual/physical abuse treatment training provide the following services:

  • Program Orientationlp3
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Family Therapy
  • Safety Planning
  • Case Management
  • Treatment Planning
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Group Therapy
  • Community Awareness and Education

Mission of healing and reconciliation

The Sexual/Physical Abuse Treatment Program (S/PATP) of Lutheran Services Florida is an in-depth, comprehensive treatment program for child sexual/physical abuse victims and their families. Individual, family and group sessions are utilized, as clinically indicated. Therapy brings the victim and the family out of isolation, reduces the shame and guilt and provides a support group that raises self-esteem and therefore reduces long-term negative consequences. Treatment is provided free of charge and without regard to socioeconomic status or racial/ethnic background.

Our program serves Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. We are located in the Gulf Coast Kid’s House and Santa Rosa Kid’s House, which are child advocacy centers where multidisciplinary teams (MDT) strive to better serve abused and neglected children. Our multidisciplinary teams include the Department of Children and Families Investigative Unit; the Child Protection Team who provides medical services, forensic interviews, and psychological evaluations; Law Enforcement for criminal investigations; the State Attorney for the prosecution of the offenders; and LSF S/PATP, which provides specialized sexual/physical abuse treatment services.

Program Offices

Funding partners include the Florida Department of Health, Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Lakeview Center Inc. and United Way of Escambia County.

3401 N. 12th Avenue
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Phone 850-595-5815
Fax 850-595-5819

5643 Stewart Street
Milton, FL 32570
Phone 850-983-4455
Fax 850-983-4457